Man mocked online for shaving on train says he was homeless and trying to clean up

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US news Anthony Torres, 56, was upset by the viral video, saying strangers don’t understand the struggle he’s been through “I never thought it would go viral, people making fun of me,” Anthony Torres said about the video of him shaving at his seat Läs mer…

Ofcom to push for regulation of social networks

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social media Media regulator’s chief seeks action to prevent online harm Facebook logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Tech companies such as Facebook and Google could be regulated in the same way as the mobile phone and broadband industry, the Läs mer…

Is compassion fatigue inevitable in an age of 24-hour news? – podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; We have never been more aware of the appalling events that occur around the world every day. But in the face of so much horror, is there a danger that we become numb to the headlines – and does it matter if we do? Läs mer…

Teens Say Social Media Makes Them Less Lonely and More Confident, Poll Finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (NEW YORK) — Today’s teens are always on their smartphones, many check social media “constantly” and prefer texting over face-to-face communication. But a new poll finds that these same teens also say that social media has a positive effect on their lives, helping them Läs mer…

Teens Are Over Face-to-Face Communication, Study Says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When Common Sense surveyed roughly a thousand teenagers about their habits back in 2012, most of them said that their favorite way to communicate with friends was “in person.” Fast forward six years, and face-to-face communication has apparently lost its youthful sheen. Most teens Läs mer…

The YouTube stars heading for burnout: ‘The most fun job imaginable became deeply bleak’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; YouTube Why are so many YouTubers finding themselves stressed, lonely and exhausted? YouTuber Matt Lees: ‘Human brains really aren’t designed to be interacting with hundreds of people every day.’ Photograph: David Vintiner for the Guardian When Matt Lees became a full-time YouTuber, he felt Läs mer…

The Tusk supremacy: Donald opens his diary, action movie-style

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Tusk Boom! Informal meeting Salzburg. Boom! Managing Brexit. Bring it on, says the European council president Play Video 1:00 Watch Tusk’s blockbuster-style trailer With the kind of bombast usually reserved for action movie trailers, the president of the European council, Donald Tusk, announced Läs mer…

Why can't Facebook and Twitter be more transparent about free speech? | Nathan Robinson

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Social media Why can’t Facebook and Twitter be more transparent about free speech? Nathan Robinson Social media giants have immense power over public discourse. They need to be more open about how they wield that power Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, and Facebook’s Läs mer…

Lawmakers Hint at Regulating Social Media During Hearing With Facebook and Twitter Execs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey began to address lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, he made a brief aside. Holding his smartphone, from which he would read his opening statement to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, he first let the committee members know Läs mer…

Google snubs Senate hearings on election meddling

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Facebook and Twitter executives are testifying in attempt to assure lawmakers they will protect midterm elections from foreign interference The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, right, and COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, are sworn-in before testifying at a Senate intelligence committee hearing on Läs mer…

‘Instagram’ Is Officially a Verb, According to Merriam-Webster

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On Tuesday, Merriam-Webster brought Instagram into a elite group of companies including the likes of Google and Xerox: those that have impacted the culture to the point where they become verbs. Instagram, a word that refers to posting a picture on the social media Läs mer…

VidCon Australia, where YouTube celebrities and fans bank on their luck

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; YouTube VidCon Australia, where YouTube celebrities and fans bank on their luck The Melbourne iteration of the world’s biggest online video conference unites ‘creators’ with their ‘community’ for a flurry of pep talks, panels and star-studded performances Fans in a frenzy as a YouTube Läs mer…

Scroll Free September: can you ditch social media for a month?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Pass notes Social media Did a gym visit even happen if you didn’t post a selfie of it? Scroll Free September is urging online addicts to take a break Overuse of social media can affect sleep, self-esteem and relationships, according to the Royal Society Läs mer…